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Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2016

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Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2016


  • Crianza. 13 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5


Enterwine Score 91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock


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A company whose reputation has not ceased to improve over the last years, Bodegas Enrique Mendoza was one of the first wineries to produce quality wines in the southeastern spanish region of Alicante.

Produced from an equal blend of Merlot and Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell has long been one of our customer's favourites. The grapes come from estate vineyards farmed following highly respectful, environmentally-friendly practices.

Carefully harvested and selected, the grapes of this red wine from Alicante were fermented at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Then the wine was transferred into French and American oak barrels (from Allier and Oregon respectively) where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 13 months.

Neither filtered nor clarified prior to its bottling, Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2016 may contain some sediment. Thus, we suggest that you decant it 30 minutes before you drink it.

This expressive crianza red wine will improve in the bottle for the next 4-5 years.

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The red wine Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell has a bright cherry colour with a violet rim.


Dim notes of Moroccan spices, cinnamon and vanilla, alongside creamy aromas of red berries, typical of a blend of  Merlot and Monastrell. This red wine from Alicante also suggests some expressive notes of violets, dry earth, Mediterranean garrigue and smoke.


Very pleasant, revealing savoury red fruit, some creamy lactic notes, a spicy tip and notions of Mediterranean undergrowth combined with some mineral remembrances. This red wine by Bodegas Enrique Mendoza has everything in the right place. Tense acidity, rewarding freshness and long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

Lively and expressive, Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2016 pairs very well with a vegan paella - a real delicacy you should definitely taste .- Needless to say, it should be made with Mediterranean veggies.


Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2014:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Enrique Mendoza Merlot-Monastrell 2011:

Peñín 91.  Aged for 12 months in barrels.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 13
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Merlot 50%, Monastrell 50%
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Lively and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement
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